Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats is an easy make-ahead, dairy free breakfast recipe. This delicious breakfast is made using fresh oranges, honey, and the addition of collagen peptides, so it offers your body a boost of morning energy! Easy to meal prep for breakfast to go!
This post is sponsored by Further Food.
Hi friends! We’re back in the kitchen with yet another meal prep recipe! Can you believer it, 4 meal prep recipes in a little over a week; 1 veggie bake, 1 keto casserole, one protein rich snack bite, and now breakfast! Specifically, overnight oats! But not just any overnight oats. Oh no no no, these are heaven in a bowl – breakfast bowl! Lightly sweetened (refined sugar free), delicious and nutritious (as always), protein packed, easy to digest, and tastes like dessert. Okay, so they may not taste like a decadent dessert, but if you’ve ever had a creamsicle, then you will love these overnight protein oats. I will gladly set aside 10 minutes to prep these the night before just so I can wake up to this bowl of goodness. In fact, we did just that. Breakfast meal prep ALL WEEK!
How to make protein overnight oats
Start with Simple REAL FOOD Ingredients:
- Gluten free rolled oats
- Non Dairy Milk
- Greek Yogurt (dairy free yogurt or chilled coconut cream for dairy-free folks)
- Fresh Orange Juice
Combine gluten free rolled oats, non dairy milk, greek yogurt or non dairy yogurt, and extra protein of choice. In this case, we used Further Foods Vanilla collagen protein (peptides). More on that below.
Then, add your flavoring of choice! We opted for fresh orange juice (vitamin C), raw honey (minerals and antimicrobials), chia seed or flax (healthy fats and fiber), and vanilla.
Toss those ingredients together then let the oats sit overnight to absorb the liquid. You can prep these in meal prep jars (like below), or store in a large bowl/glass container to divide up later. Either works!
The taste? Super refreshing and filling. Oh and just so you know…
What are the benefits of soaking grains (gluten free oats) overnight?
Soaking the oats in milk or water for 3+ hours helps to break down the starches and reduces the natural phytic acid, which helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in this dish! Also, this process makes them easier to digest than regular cooked oats.
So you see, meal prepping the night before really does have its health perks!
Now, we must not forget the other KEY ingredients that make these overnight protein oats SUPERFOOD worthy! The protein and adaptogens!
We’re using vanilla collagen peptides from Further foods to boost the protein intake and provide essential amino acids; a nutrient/protein we all need daily! Further Foods collagen peptides also contain adaptogens (non-toxic plants/herbs), which help the body resist stressors of all kinds.
Adaptogens, Collagen peptides, and all the health benefits!
This is the protein we added to our overnight oats! This blend is made from natural, simple ingredients:
- Grass-fed collagen peptides
- Natural vanilla powder
- Tremella mushrooms
- Monk fruit
- No gums, additives, etc.
Use the vanilla peptides to make the perfect vanilla shake or smoothie, add to a cup of coffee, tea or perfect to add to baked goods!
Tremella mushroom is the beauty mushroom. MORE powerful than hyaluronic acid at locking in moisture and increasing hydration.
And if you’re a chocolate lover, they have chocolate peptides too! This collagen flavor comes with a DIFFERENT adaptogen and superfood than that of the vanilla flavor.
Chocolate Collagen Peptides Plus Reishi Mushroom
Helps to support healthy skin, hair, nails, stronger bones & joints, and improved gut health. Plus, it boosts immunity and mood due to the added reishi mushrooms.
I’m thinking the chocolate would be DIVINE in my low carb chocolate shake.Wouldn’t you agree? 😉 I sense you nodding your head yes!
Tremella mushroom is the beauty mushroom. MORE powerful than hyaluronic acid at locking in moisture and increasing hydration.Print
Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats is an easy make-ahead, dairy free breakfast recipe. This delicious breakfast is made using fresh oranges and the addition of collagen peptides, so it offers your body a boost of morning energy!
- 2 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 8 ounces non dairy yogurt OR substitute with regular vanilla Greek yogurt
- 4 ounces almond milk
- 2–3 ounces fresh orange juice (adjust to taste)
- 2 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1–2 scoops vanilla collagen protein powder * (40-60 grams)
- Fresh mint or thyme to garnish (optional)
- Orange slices
- Place oats in large bowl.
- In separate bowl, mix together yogurt, orange juice, honey, spices, collagen, and extracts.
- Pour over oats and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 3 hours. The oats will absorb the liquid during this time.
- Once the oats have thickened, remove bowl from fridge and portion out the protein overnight oats into 2 or 3 small bowls. Garnish with orange slices and mint, if desired. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or extra maple syrup, if desired.
- Serves 3 to 4.
* I used Further Food Vanilla Collagen Protein for this recipe.
- Category: breakfast
- Method: mix
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: protein overnight oats, collagen peptides, dairy free, gluten free
Grab a spoon, a jar, and let’s tackle this week. Mmm k?! And in case you missed it above, these are the glass jars I use for meal prep. 🙂
You can find them on Amazon, crate and barrel, william sonoma, or container store.
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